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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

That is J.U.

How does it feel to compete in the festival of the best Engineering College of West Bengal?
How does it feel to win at the annual techno-management fest at the best college of Engineering that is J.U.?
How does it feel to beat the best of West Bengal and from many parts of Indis in Jadavpur University?
How does it feel to be (one of) the best in C Programming in the one of the most prestigious Engineering Colleges of India?

And how does it feel to receive a Sipper, a Cup and a pack of 4-CDs as an award?
That's how I felt when I (along with Suvo-da) came third at the C-Thru event of Srijan 2009. Distraught and very frustrated. My only consolation was a mobile phone (with connection) that I won as the champion in Open-Soft at that very fest.

So I am not complaining much. But I have taken a silent promise. An oath to never prefer this college to any other event. I missed out of the NSEC event.

Stupid TATA Guys

Normally I am a very calm person but this time I just could not take it. These TATA Indicom customer care guys are simply ass-wholes.

I could not connect to the internet for the last 3 days, i.e., my pages were not loading but I got connected (ping was okay)... thus it was awfully slow. I cleared my cache, tried Midori, tried Ephiphany, but all in vain. Thus I phoned 121, the TATA Indicom customer care. hey told me to clear my cache! I said I already did that and I was using Linux. Now this guy tell me to goto "My Computer"... imagine my angst! I kept still. He continues, and tells me to goto properties, and some blah-blah later, he tells me my bit-rate should be set at 115200, he knew very well I was doing well only 2 days ago. Yet, he suggests me the same. I tell him, what to do in case it does not work out that way. He tells me to call again. So I go ahead and check my baud-rate from /etc/wvdial.conf. It was 115200 all right.

I call again.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

The limits of Creativity

I had been to Kshitij recently, a techno-management event at IIT-Kharagpur. And I was exposed to the world! Yes... I lost both events I participated in but have I really?

Finalist in coding and Software Development. But a Loser. Wrong. A winner. Why? Well because I could learn even more that the world is an ocean, and I am a molecule of H2O.

My Software ranked after 6 others... but there were a few ties at the top. So what do I for next year? Oh... something on Linux. No MORE of that crappy OS again! But maybe I'll load it up on QEMU and run Windows on Ubuntu! Yes!

I will punch my current software into an installer and make a process explorer. And down the line I'm sure I'll come up with something more.

But I look forward. Next up is Srijan (of JU) and WILL rock it. But tomorrow we have Bitwise (!! IIT again!!)... that's something I'm desperate to do well at... Let's see.

Well... I'll leave this minimalistic blog and quit now... it's pretty late and I'm hungry!